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Three-Pepper Corn Casserole

Chipotle chiles and pepper jack cheese bring the perfect note of heat to this creamy casserole. Good quality frozen corn makes a big difference here, as some brands tend to be starchy with little flavor.

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  • Servings: 8

Photography: Mike Krautter

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish, plus 6 tablespoons melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (from 1 large onion)
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper (from 1 large pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (from 3 cloves)
  • 1 chipotle in adobo, minced with liquid (to equal 1 tablespoon)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups frozen corn kernels, preferably organic, thawed
  • 1/4 cup fine cornmeal
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 large eggs
  • Salsa, cilantro sprigs and sour cream, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2-quart baking dish and set aside.

  2. In a medium skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper and cook, stirring often, until golden brown and caramelized, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add chipotle and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl to cool to room temperature.

  3. Puree 3 cups corn in a food processor or blender until very smooth. Transfer to bowl with onion mixture. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, cornmeal, remaining cup corn, and cheese. In a separate bowl, whisk together 6 tablespoons melted butter, cream and eggs just until combined. Fold into corn mixture. Pour batter into prepared dish and bake on a rimmed baking sheet until puffed and golden and the center jiggles slightly, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes. Serve with salsa, cilantro and sour cream.

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  • kathleenrr
    14 NOV, 2016
    Haven't made this yet - but it looks great for Thanksgiving and Christmas - I guess the pepper jack cheese is the "third" pepper.
    Reply
  • kathleenrr
    14 NOV, 2016
    Haven't made this yet - but it looks great for Thanksgiving and Christmas - I guess the pepper jack cheese is the "third" pepper.
    Reply
  • kathleenrr
    14 NOV, 2016
    Haven't made this yet - but it looks great for Thanksgiving and Christmas - I guess the pepper jack cheese is the "third" pepper.
    Reply